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Outer Banks Dialect

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It’s been suggested the Outer Banks dialect was a remnant of Elizabethan age colonial residency. Another unique aspect of Banker speech was common words and phrases. Among the possibly known by other Coastal Plain residents: dingbattin’. Others possibly known by people outside of NC include grub. Others like peelin’ the green may be known only to natives.
Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1973, p40-43